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Discover offstage and backstage roles with Find The Theatre Job

Hira Desai

By Hira Desai First Published 6 December 2019, Last Updated 10 December 2019

If you’ve ever wondered how you can get into theatre or what careers are available, you’ve come to the right place. 

We are here to dispel the myth that you must follow the creative arts path to join the theatre industry because that’s far from the truth!

Did you know there are more offstage roles than onstage roles? In fact, the theatre industry currently has a shortage of people to work in offstage and backstage roles. From set painters and costume designers to sound and light operators and stage managers, there is a huge scope for offstage workers.

Our Find The Theatre Job poster provides a general snapshot into the types of roles that are available offstage and backstage. No matter how big or small the production, these roles (and lots more!) need to be filled, so why not learn more about them?

Use the easy-to-follow key to discover jobs that may be suited to your areas of interests before reading stories from real industry professionals and finding 100’s of opportunities on GetIntoTheatre.org. If you want to find out more about what all the roles entail, you can explore the discovercreative.careers/#/ portal. Both sites contain a deeper insight into roles and skills and you can also pick up some interesting tips.

If you’d like to meet the professionals themselves, TheatreCraft, the UK’s largest free careers event for anyone aged 16-30, is well worth a visit. Take part in workshops and talks, network with industry professionals, learn about new jobs and even gain access to ticket offers and discount. For the latest news and announcements, sign up to TheatreCraft emails here.

Whether you’re a teacher, parent or someone looking to break into the industry, our schools and careers pages are also packed with helpful resources and advice.

Click the image below to download a PDF version of the poster to print at home. If you’re a teacher, please feel free to use widely in your school.

Use our Find The Theatre Job poster to discover exciting offstage and backstage roles that you may never have heard about.


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